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#14 of 43 Re: Sprinter Resonator [ecoombs]
Jun 04, 2009 (12:59 pm)
Sorry to hear about your resonator failures. The Sprinter is a really great vehicle overall. Suggest you simply replace the Plastic one with the aluminum lifetime part and it won't happen again. Also suggest all 2.7 liter folks check their "Air mass temperature sender" located in the turbo hose on the drivers side top of the engine. It can be carefully removed by pinching the two little prongs together and gently pulling it out of the fitting on the hose. If the tip of the sensor is blue in color you are good to go . . if not, have dodge replace it. It is only about a $25 dollar part but the earlier (pre-bluetip) ones will put you in limp home mode if they get oil on them, which (sigh) they are destined to sooner or later. Best regards, Jim Riordan
#15 of 43 Re: low boost code do to resonator problem [fyngrynd]
Jun 16, 2009 (3:45 pm)
I have a 2006 Sprinter 2500 passenger van and lost power while attempting to pass a slow moving 18 wheeler. I first suspected a dirty fuel filter but after doing some research, I am quite certain it is the turbo resonator. I have 24,800 miles on my van and want to know if this part is covered under warranty. Thanks.
#16 of 43 Intermitten power loss
Jul 01, 2009 (11:46 am)
Need your advise, folks. I don't know if these events are related but I will let you be the judge of that.
I brought my 2005 Sprinter for an oil change to an independent mechanic. As I drove home, the "HI oil" light came up on the dashboard. After about 20 miles the engine temperature started raising, and then the turbo quit - the van was still moving but at only 55 mph. The next day, I started driving it and the same very thing occured: the turno was working OK for first 15 miles, the T went up, the "HI OIL" light came on, the turbo quit and we were back to 55 mph.
P.S. The mechanic didn't return my calls. SHould I try to drain some oil, or is it not related and if so, what should I do about it?
#17 of 43 looking for resonator and mechanic around mt. shasta ca
Jul 24, 2009 (6:53 pm)
i've been reading most of the posts about the sprinter problems and finally signed up for my first ever forum or blog on the internet
we have a navion rv on an '05 sprinter 3500 chasis (24K miles on it) and it's friday evening and my wive is stuck around mt. shasta with what seems to me a repetition of what happened in aug '08 (5K miles ago) when we had the resonator replaced by the dodge dealer in petaluma ca.
from what i'm reading on this forum i assume that they replaced the plastic resonator with another plastic one and that it's broken again.
here's my questions where in northern CA can she find a mechanic that would reliably deal with this and where can we get the aluminum replacement for the crappy plastic one?
it's so nice to find out that there is forums where real people help other real people
i might come to like this
#18 of 43 Re: looking for resonator and mechanic around mt. shasta ca [richeart]
Jul 25, 2009 (9:22 am)
we found a dodge dealer in medford who has 1 more aluminum resonator and who's putting it in this morning after my wife limps there from mt. shasta
-good news after all
#19 of 43 Great service
Aug 15, 2009 (11:53 am)
After 3 breakdowns because of the dreaded turbo resonator problem, I finally contacted James Riordan (www.riordanco.com) who gave me a great explanation of the "eliminator" he designed and builds. He sent me to the Sprinter Store (sprinterstore.com). They shipped the part yesterday and I received it today. My dealer will install it on Monday along with a few other items I need attended to. I feel good that this will truly eliminate the problem. My dealer says it will NOT void the Sprinter warranty.
#20 of 43 Same symptoms...resonator looks ok
Aug 16, 2009 (6:55 pm)
Exactly same symptoms...power loss, with vaccum leak sound....with help of Riordan diagram, I've checked the resonator and it looks ok from what I can tell. No cracks and I tried move around and it is well secured in place. Should I take it out in order to see the resonator is the problem?
#21 of 43 My Winnebago View keeps stalling
Aug 19, 2009 (7:40 pm)
We got out View on New Year's Ever 2008. It is a used 2007 view with a diesel Dodge Sprinter engine. I've driven it all over the Houston area and to Florida and back without any problems. My husband took it hunting in a hilly area and after filling up with fuel it begin stalling on him. He would have to put his key in position 2 and hold it for a few seconds and restart it every 15 or 20 miles. He put some fuel additive thinking he got some bad gas. He replaced the fuel filter thinking some junk was clogging it. Sometimes it would run for 30 minutes. Sometimes an hour and a half. He finally had to tow it back to a dodge dealership that would fix it. From reading other posts, it sounds like I have a turbo resonator problem. Does anyone have any other guesses? Is that part of the engine? We only have about 25,000 miles on it. My husband says it is way to early to be having fuel pump problems. The mechanics are looking at it now and I want to be informed when they get back to me. I'd appreciate any help anyone could give me. Thanks.
#22 of 43 Re: My Winnebago View keeps stalling [he_man]
Aug 27, 2009 (6:45 am)
We purchased a Dodge/Mercedes 07 Sprinter straight from the dealer and on the way home it stalled. We have visited the local dealer 6 times in 6 months After a year of more problems. We have filed the paperwork for lemon law. Its been a up hill battle..
#23 of 43 LOSS OF POWER - 2008 DODGE SPRINTER 2500
Jan 21, 2010 (8:32 am)
I have a 2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 cargo van with the 3.0 turbo V-6. We only have about 17000 miles on it and haven't had a single problem until just last week. After 200 + miles of open freeway at 70-75 mph hauling about 1000lbs of cargo I experienced a loss of power after a short stop. It appeard the turbo wasn't engaging, the engine would shift all the way into OD by 40mph and struggle to get up to 60mph on a gradual grade - no throttle response, mash your foot to the floor at 60mph on flat ground and it won't downshift and struggles to accelerate in OD gradually getting up to 65-70mph. Coming to a stop on city streets, mashing the accelerator and it only pulls to about 2800rpm and again upshifts all the way to OD by about 40mph. stopped to re-fuel, then the engine light came on. I parked the van overnight, drove it to the dealer the next morning and of course it ran like a champ, no problems whatsovever. Dodge in Irvine CA said everything checked out fine, they road tested it, could not duplicate the symptoms, didn't charge me any thing and sent me on my way, ran like a champ. A fews days later, I drove the same run with the same load, same problem occured, but this time it made it almost 300 miles before it started, and again, as before, it started after a short stop for fuel. I am convinced the turbo isn't engaging, no turbo "whir" can be heard upon accelartion. Sounds like many of you are having the same problem, the Dodge dealers says "we can start throwing parts at it" Brilliant! Is this EGR valve? is this the turbo resonator? fortunately it is still under warranty but I am baffled at the lack of knowledge by the service manager on what seems to be a fairly common problem. Suggestions please?